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  1. Are you also researching taxes, tariffs and...

    Are you also researching taxes, tariffs and import duties of the various countries you are researching ?
    or special distribution costs ?
    Do those prices include VAT, etc ?

    Why doesn't a gallon...
  2. Yes $6700 WWBW price .. or more like Street Price...

    Yes $6700 WWBW price .. or more like Street Price as I like to call it (I haven't checked lately, but I call this 1 item wholesale + 10%)
    which also lists it at retail of $9,904.


    though the...
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    From what I've seen in the past, if you go to an...

    From what I've seen in the past, if you go to an established and older store/repair shop that's not in a high cost district
    they usually have all their monthly costs paid for - bought the building,...
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    rant on .... LOL Yes Yamaha, Toyota, et all...

    rant on .... LOL

    Yes Yamaha, Toyota, et all copied.
    Even the US company WT Armstrong copied Keilwerth horns to make them in the US with cheaper US labor costs. Though did not mark them as...
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    Supply costs have gone up dramatically, as have...

    Supply costs have gone up dramatically,
    as have land prices (which affects rent, etc).
    Thus in order to compensate techs have increased their rates .. or just go out of business.


    Every time I...
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    As you have noticed, prices can vary a lot....

    As you have noticed, prices can vary a lot.
    There are different level Student instruments
    different level Intermediate
    and different level Pro instruments.

    Of course the prices used can range...
  7. I would be careful about buying untested quality...

    I would be careful about buying untested quality flutes.
    If you know someone in your area that plays flute I would take them to test any out.

    Flutes, basically, you generate a tone by blowing...
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    Where are you located - Country, state, region,...

    Where are you located - Country, state, region, major city?
    If we knew more about your location we may be able to recommend a shop or person in your area to visit.

    Other options are online...
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    btw, Curtis, which brass do you play? You...

    btw, Curtis, which brass do you play?
    You mentioned you picked up a french horn lately?

    I have a Yamaha, Conn double and a Conn Marching french horn. My son plays FH too in the middle school,...
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    Couldn't find them on Alibaba But found...

    Couldn't find them on Alibaba

    But found SH*Tloads on Aliexpress.com .. Sopranos, altos and tenors for 1/3 of the price of that guy reselling them....
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    FYI, the 2nd photo shows that it was from...

    FYI, the 2nd photo shows that it was from Alibaba, China. I couldn't find that particular one on Alibaba but I did find a Selmer (Paris) Professional Tenor Saxophone 64Ng [Non-Engraved]
    I actually...
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    eegads even the case has a big, and ugly...

    eegads

    even the case has a big, and ugly Selmer Paris emblem on it.
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    "New Exact Copy" but still duplicates the...

    "New Exact Copy"
    but still duplicates the protected emblem exactly.

    That's the thing I don't like about working in China you have to sign over your patents for them to use.
    When I was in...
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    Many times players don't even bother taking it to...

    Many times players don't even bother taking it to a tech.

    They end up playing a new(er) horn and think that it is worlds better than their current one, then buy the new one. When in fact, as...
  15. The video was specific on the appraisal part of...

    The video was specific on the appraisal part of it, for insurance purposes.

    Years ago i went on a search to determine what an appraisal value is after I had several people wanting me to buy their...
  16. here's a rare horn, at least according to the...

    here's a rare horn, at least according to the Antique RoadShow
    http://www.pbs.org/video/2318705512/
  17. here's a rare horn, at least according to the...

    here's a rare horn, at least according to the Antique RoadShow
    http://www.pbs.org/video/2318705512/
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    going back to an early Adolph Sax comparison ...

    going back to an early Adolph Sax comparison
    would only be similar if we go back to an early computer, such as a MANIAC mainframe or something and it still wouldn't be as old of a comparison.
    ...
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    It does have RTH (Rolled Tone Holes) and a...

    It does have RTH (Rolled Tone Holes) and a microtuner neck.

    I'm sure more close up photos of each section would help.
    I'm not really able to help identify it but I'm sure Helen and Pete can...
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    Too small for me to make anything out. I think...

    Too small for me to make anything out.
    I think it may have Rolled Tone Holes but it's fuzzy when I expand the photo.
  21. To add on to this, if you've never done any...

    To add on to this, if you've never done any repair you want to start slow.

    Such as take the register key of and put back on first. (screwdriver needed)
    Look at how the key operates first. ...
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    Can you provide all the markings on the horn, and...

    Can you provide all the markings on the horn, and photos too?
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    Yes my 8086 runs. But what jobs would I get...

    Yes my 8086 runs. But what jobs would I get based on the software I have on it?
    I can't support the latest version of windows and Oracle Server on it? Where do I put the CD to install software...
  24. It all depends upon everything. The cost of...

    It all depends upon everything.

    The cost of the proper tools to get the job done are very expensive.
    If you are just talking about putting cork on a tenon that is one thing.
    That just requires...
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    Throwing computers into the discussion brings up...

    Throwing computers into the discussion brings up a point but widens the discussion.

    The student buys a horn .. which costs as much as our collective electronics over a time span.
    If the horn...
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